Category Archives: Food

Say cheese!

This year, Journeyman is starting to get cheesy. There’s 2 big pieces to this development: 1. Cheese service at Journeyman. As you may know, we’ve been running cheese boards over at backbar for a long while now, and we’ve very … Continue reading

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Approaching one month

The kitchen is busily preparing rabbit, lamb, beet risotto, candied apples, roasted eggplant, toasted pine nuts, and pureed heirloom winter squashes that we got earlier this week. I (Meg) am busy writing up this week’s menu & catching up on … Continue reading

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Meat-off

So really, this was more of a pork-off – but we can’t call it that, because it sounds rude. We blind-tasted pork from four farms, all in chops about 1″ thick with a reasonable fat cap on the outside. We … Continue reading

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Farm visits, round one

We spent the weekend visiting farms, meeting cute animals and evaluating their potential for deliciousness. All the farms we visited were teeny, and the farmers were the sweetest people, amazingly knowledgeable about their animals and committed to their welfare. Jesse … Continue reading

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Garden!

OK, you have to use your imagination. But this is where the garden begins. We started our first seeds: sage and Mexican mint marigolds (they have edible flowers and their leaves taste like tarragon!). Next: chives, cuttings from our established … Continue reading

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Salad

If we can’t use Maine tomatoes in winter, what can we use? This is a salad we made for last week’s test dinner. It has: a pickled beet, a glazed carrot, a baton of delicata squash, a quenelle of chard … Continue reading

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Permits & Dinners

The work on Journeyman generally falls into two types: cool and exciting and tiring and stressful. Exhibit A: laying out the kitchen! Laying out the dining room! Designing menus! Designing the wine list! Talking to the wonderful Shelley of Albertine … Continue reading

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